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New appointments at Canada’s McInnis Cement

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Canada’s McInnis Cement has appointed Alexandre Rail as Plant Manager of the new Port-Daniel-Gascons facility in Gaspé. Rail will be responsible for overseeing both the plant’s operational and financial performance.

The McInnis Cement executive team is now complete. (CNW Group/McInnis Cement).

Rail brings with him 15 years of experience in heavy industry. He joins the company from ArcelorMittal, where served as a Steel Plant Manager for seven years.

“We are pleased with our recruitment of an experienced manager in the heavy industry who shares our values in the areas of health and safety, environment and quality. Alexandre has proven abilities to mobilize employees,” said Christian Gagnon, CEO of McInnis Cement. “Mr Rail’s family comes from Gaspésie, he is undoubtedly happy to relocate to that region and eager to contribute its local economic development.”

McInnis Cement has also named Mark T. Newhart as Vice President, Logistics and Distribution, and as a member of the company’s management team. He will develop an efficient distribution network, with responsibility for transport management and marine terminals. Newhart will report to Jim Braselton, Senior Vice President of Commerical and Logistics.

Commenting on the appointment, Gagnon said: “With his 30 years of experience in logistics, which includes 20 years in the cement industry, the addition of Mark to our management team is a major milestone. Since our business model is based on marine transportation of our products, Newhart’s expertise in transportation and marine terminals management will be beneficial for our organisation.”

With Newhart’s appointment, McInnis Cement’s management team is now complete. It comprises: Christian Gagnon as Chief Executive Officer; André Racine as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Legal Affairs; Jim Braselton as Senior Vice President, Commercial and Logistics; Gaétan Vézina as Senior Vice President, Operations; Claude Ferland as Chief Financial Officer; Mark T. Newhart as Vice President, Logistics and Distribution; Marc Lachapelle as Senior Director, Human Resources; Maryse Tremblay as Director, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The company has also announced the relocation of its corporate office in downtown Montreal.

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